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University Police Chief Jerry Lottie to Retire After Nearly Four Decades in Law Enforcement

After 38 years in law enforcement — 32 of them with University Police — Chief Jerry Lottie is retiring at the end of the spring semester.

His last day on campus will be May 24. 

Lottie joined the SUNY Plattsburgh department in 2000 and was appointed assistant chief the next year.

In 2010, he received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service and the SUNY University Police Commissioner’s Award in 2014. In 2015 he was promoted to chief.

“SUNY Plattsburgh has been fortunate to have him serve our University Police Department since 2000,” said Bryan Hartman, vice president for student affairs. “Chief Lottie has been a strong advocate for a community policing model that has developed a strong supportive relationship between his department and the student body.  This has been acknowledged by numerous student organizations over the past several years that have provided University Police citations for their collective good work.  Chief Lottie modeled the importance of being visible and present at important campus functions.”

Lottie’s retirement comes as SUNY University Police celebrates its 50th anniversary.

“Chief Lottie will be greatly missed for his dedication and service to the University Police Department, SUNY Plattsburgh, and most importantly our students.  I and the rest of the campus wish him well in his well-deserved retirement.”

A search to fill the position will commence immediately with the goal a new chief will be named prior to his departure. 

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